Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dead Duckling - Maree Clarkson

Death--- the last sleep? No the final awakening.
---Walter Scott

"Carolina Duckling" pencil sketch in Daily Nature Journal

This little Carolina duckling (Wood Duck) was very weak when it hatched and it also had a cripple leg. Despite all my efforts, it didn't survive and died 3 days later. This is from a sketch I did in an old Nature Journal and during the time when I was still breeding with these wonderful little ducks.


  1. Maree, I always think this is a wonderful way to pay a tribute to life. It's beautiful...

  2. Thanks Kate. It's always a heart-sore when something dies, but as the quote says, really a final awakening.


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